Interdisciplinary Conservation Network 2020/2021 for Early-career Researchers | APPLY NOW

Applications are open for the Interdisciplinary Conservation Network 2020/2021. The Interdisciplinary Conservation Network 2020/2021 is brought together by the University of Oxford’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science (ICCS) and wildlife conservation research unit (Wild CRU) and the Oxford Brooke’s University Wildlife Trade Research Group.

The interdisciplinary Conservation Network (ICN) is a bi-annual workshop that makes provision for a chosen group of early-career researchers with a unique opportunity to produce a collaborative piece of research, take part in skill-building sessions and develop global networks with fellow early-career researchers.

About the Interdisciplinary Conservation Network 2020/2021.

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The new Interdisciplinary Conservation Network 2020/2021 workshop structure includes a series of virtual collaborative meetings from September 2020 till April 2021, followed by a 3-day in-person to vent (April 7-9, 2021) in Oxford, United Kingdom. The workshop primarily focuses on supporting attendees carrying out their own collaborative pieces of research. These research projects relate to the following themes:

  • Theme 1: A reflexive turn in conservations.
  • Theme 2: A framework for studying online wildlife trade: Challenges and opportunities.
  • Theme 3: Illegal wildlife trade and human-field conflict: a framework for evaluating linkages in the big-out trade.

Each theme’s team of collaborators will consist of eight early career researchers (at the level of Ph.D., early post-doctorate or equivalent working experience, and one or two senior mentors. The virtual meetings may take the format of three or four-half-day conference calls. The in-person event will be an active three days inclusive of research skills and career-building sessions and keynote speakers. Attendees are expected to actively participate in both the virtual meetings and the in-person event.


  • There will be a provision of accommodation and breakfast for non-Oxford based attendees as well as lunches and dinners for all attendees during the in-person event at the Interdisciplinary Conservation Network 2020/2021.
  • Attendees for the Interdisciplinary Conservation Network 2020/2021 who have scholarships or other funding will be asked to contribute £70 to aid the event. Attendees who do not have funding can also request a fee waiver.
  • Up to six total bursaries will be added and will be made available to support travel expenses for international attendees at the Interdisciplinary Conservation Network 2020/2021.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Interdisciplinary Conservation Network 2020/2021 is open to early-career researchers (PhD students, early postdoc or equivalent working experience).
  • Applicants who wish to be considered for the Interdisciplinary Conservation Network 2020/2021 should show interest in collaborating and networking with others in the conservative science.

How to Apply

Aspiring candidates for the Interdisciplinary Conservation Network 2020/2021 are advised to visit the official webpage for full information on how to start and complete the application process.

Application Deadline

Applicants are requested to submit their applications on or before August 12, 2020. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

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